"Django Unchained" reportedly gets another release date in China

Tarantino has edited the film, again


Prachi Gupta
April 26, 2013 5:00PM (UTC)

Quentin Tarantino's slave western "Django Unchained" was poised to be the director's first commercial release in China, a country notorious for its strict censorship regulations. Though the film had been edited and scheduled for release on April 11, Chinese officials abruptly pulled the movie without citing why.

After another round of edits, the film may have another shot in China, however. From the Guardian:

Advertisement:

Tarantino had already edited the film to reduce its violent content and had toned down the hue and height of his beloved bloodsplashes. The new version – with nudity removed – will screen in China from 7 May, according to the local film news site Sina.com. Distributor Sony says it has not been made aware of the new release. The company has not commented on the situation since the withdrawal of the first edit, when a spokesperson expressed regret that the film had been pulled and said that Sony were "working with the Chinese authorities to determine whether the film can be rescheduled".


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

MORE FROM Prachi GuptaFOLLOW prachiguLIKE Prachi Gupta

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Censorship China Django Unchained Film Quentin Tarantino

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••






Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •